xxv, 549 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Why are families violent? Discovering family violence: how social conditions become social problems Discovering child maltreatment: the historical context Discovering child physical abuse Discovering child sexual abuse Discovering child neglect and child psychological maltreatment Discovering adult victimization: the historical context Discovering battered women Discovering battered men? Discovering marital rape Discovering dating violence Discovering elder abuse International issues in the discovery of family violence New and emerging issues Gay and lesbian violence Cross-cultural factors Defining family violence: understanding the social construction of deviance definitions What is a family? What is violence? A definition of family violence Family violence and the law Introducing issues in practice, policy and prevention Prevention of family violence Family support and training programs School-based programs Community awareness campaigns Intervention strategies Mandatory reporting laws Family preservation, foster care, and adoption Criminal justice issues Shelters and hotlines Treating offenders and victims Coordinated community responses Summary Goals of the book Discussion questions Recommended readings Boxed insert 1.1: distinguishing maltreatment from abuse Boxed insert 1.2: common myths about family.
violence Boxed insert 1.3: personalizing family violence research Research methodology, assessment, and theories: investigating the problem of family violence Introduction Case history #2a: juanita's broken heart and broken body Studying family violence: a multidisciplinary effort Box #2a: conflicting goals of researchers and practitioners: need for collaboration Sociological research Social work research Criminological research Psychological and psychiatric research Medical, nursing, and public health research Legal research Expansion of federal government research Section summary Theoretical explanations of family violence Macrotheory: explaining patterns of family violence Cultural explanations Interview 2a: kersti yllo - must update Social-structural factors Deterrence: low cost of family violence Microtheory: explaining the behavior of violent family members Socialization and learning theories Table 1: expansion of learning theories Individual (intrapersonal) difference theories Interpersonal interaction theories Multidimensional theories Section summary Methodology: how researchers try to answer questions about family violence Box #2b: issues related to family violence research Methodological issues in family violence Sources of data Assessment and research design issues Lack of theoretical foundation Definitional.
disagreements Populations sampled Comparison groups Longitudinal (outcome) studies Diversity awareness - inclusion of minority groups Family violence scales and measurement issues Interview #2b: k. daniel o'leary Conflict tactics scales (cts1) Revised conflict tactics scales (cts2) Box #2c: types of questions on the cts2 Box #2d: types of questions on the cts-pc Estimating rates of family violence Growing recognition of psychological abuse Need for multiple measurements Cultural competence in assessment Statistical and evaluation matters Researcher training Univariate and multivariate designs Case histories and qualitative studies Ethical issues Section summary Practice, policy, and prevention issues Practice issues Policy implications Summary Discussion questions Suggested readings.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-510) and indexes.